noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.
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- false pain,
- false pelvis,
- false pond,
- false position,
- false positive,
- false pretences,
- false pretenses,
- false relation,
- false rib,
- false ribs
Origin of false pregnancy
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called pseudopregnancy.
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another name for phantom pregnancy
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A usually psychosomatic condition, occurring in both males and females, in which physical symptoms of pregnancy are manifested without conception.pseudocyesis pseudopregnancy
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